Newsletter 23/12/20 - Gina's Intro

This is the last ebulletin of 2020 from Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire. This time last year we were blissfully unaware of what lay ahead of us, our families and our communities. Without doubt it has been the most horrendous year. We have all been affected to some degree by the circumstances we have lived through and by an overwhelming sense of loss: freedom, health, employment, those we love.

But there have been silver linings, in particular, the community spirit which has been sparklingly evident across North Lanarkshire and which has helped to ensure that those most in need and at risk have been cared for. Our community and voluntary sector has been right at the heart of that response, demonstrating an outpouring of care, tenacity, compassion, hard work, kindness, tenacity, resilience and love. Although not done for the plaudits, it’s been great to see that overwhelming response recognised by our partners in North Lanarkshire (Council and NHS) and by government nationally. It will be good to see that recognition consolidated in 2021 through continued partnership working.

The rainbow has been a symbol of gratitude and hope in 2020.

This is the last ebulletin of 2020 from Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire. This time last year we were blissfully unaware of what lay ahead of us, our families and our communities. Without doubt it has been the most horrendous year. We have all been affected to some degree by the circumstances we have lived through and by an overwhelming sense of loss: freedom, health, employment, those we love.

But there have been silver linings, in particular, the community spirit which has been sparklingly evident across North Lanarkshire and which has helped to ensure that those most in need and at risk have been cared for. Our community and voluntary sector has been right at the heart of that response, demonstrating an outpouring of care, tenacity, compassion, hard work, kindness, tenacity, resilience and love. Although not done it for the plaudits, it’s been great to see that overwhelming response recognised by our partners in North Lanarkshire (Council and NHS) and by government nationally. It will be good to see that recognition consolidated in 2021 through continued partnership working.

The rainbow has been a symbol of gratitude and hope in 2020.

I think there are things to be hopeful for: from today the days start lengthening, the vaccine programme continues to roll out and that community spirit is still very much alive.

Wishing you and your families a good Christmas and a hopeful 2021

I think there are things to be hopeful for: from today the days start lengthening, the vaccine programme continues to roll out and that community spirit is still very much alive.

Wishing you and your families a good Christmas and a hopeful 2021
From Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire